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Springfield Township, NJ
A 20-year-old female asked:

Sesamoiditis last year; got better over time. activity restarted and pain came back much worse,not improving (with pt); clean xray- stress fracture?

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Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Time and patience: Sesamoiditis is notoriously difficult to treat. X-rays typically show a stress fracture, but some physicians opt for an MRI if pain continues. Differences in opinion are common on resting vs mild activity. You will want a rigid shoe and molded pads in the area to help. Ultimately, some patients need prolonged (few weeks) rest or a rigid boot/cast while the area heals.

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Last updated Feb 5, 2017

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